How to Learn Astrology: Tips & Resources You Need

Astrology is complex, sure, but learning it doesn’t have to be hard. Now more than ever, all of the resources you need are easily available to you at the click of a button!

Find the resources and tips you need below to help start you on the path toward learning astrology!

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Tips for Learning Astrology

Everyone has to start somewhere! Below are some helpful hints to get you started.

1. Find your astrology mentor

Reading books is an important way to learn, but many astrology authors have different styles and techniques, which can be confusing at first.

Once you find an astrology author you enjoy, stick with their books until you have a good enough grasp on astrology that you can add different viewpoints without getting overwhelmed!

Here are a few of my favorite books.

2. Take notes

Maybe you didn’t love taking notes in school, but writing things down is helpful when it comes to retaining information.

So taking organized notes as you learn not only helps you remember it more, but it also helps you create a resource in your own words that you can refer to once you start reading charts.

3. Start Simple

There is an endless amount of detail in a natal chart that can be read, but that doesn’t mean you should start with EVERYTHING.

Even seasoned astrologers don’t dive into every single detail in a chart reading.

When beginning with charts, just stick to the “Big 3,” or the Sun, Moon, and 1st House, which will give you a lot of information without making you feel like you’re drowning.

4. Get Connected

Once you feel like you have a grasp of the basics, you can then start to immerse yourself more into the world of astrology and all of the different perspectives that brings.

Listen to astrology podcasts on the way to work, and watch videos about astrology while on the treadmill, the more exposure you have to these concepts, the more they slow-drip into your brain and the deeper the well you have to draw from when reading a chart.

5. Find Professional Help

Studying on your own can get you far, but learning within a community from a master astrologer will take you further.

I have taken multiple classes through the Forrest Center for Evolutionary Astrology and the mentors there are fantastic.

Other than having taken courses there myself, I have no other affiliation with this school, but I highly recommend them if you are serious about your astrology education.

Free Astrology Resources

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